oh dear lord, “Mouse” Episode 5 And 6 have aired this week and I am ASTONISHED AND HEARTBROKEN.
“Mouse” Episode 6 was especially sad and shocking and I am here to discuss whatever the hell it was that I just saw.
Note: this is a spoiler review
“Mouse” Episode 5 recap and review
“Mouse” Episode 5 was very very sad. Before I begin talking about my thoughts on it and everything in between, can I just take a moment to applaud Lee Hee Jun on his amazing acting skills?
He is simply… honestly, I don’t have a word that could describe just how amazing he is as an actor. I could write an essay about it, but I wanted to point it out because I am so pleased with his acting.
Now moving on onto whatever the hell just happened in “Mouse” Episode 5.
As I’ve spoken in my episode 1 and 2 review of the show, I said I didn’t like the editing, and in this episode, there were moments; again; that felt extremely choppy and at certain moments I didn’t know what was going on because the editing team makes it difficult to follow. There are certain cuts that I wish had been done better, aside from that, the suspense in “Mouse” Episode 5 was through the roof and I was half-crying and half-screaming, that’s not a good combination, at one moment, I was drying my tears, in another moment, I was screaming at the serial killer.
I was sure Jung Ba Reum was trying to fool the actual killer with the phone call and it turns out my hunch was right. I liked the idea of tricking the serial killer, but since Sung Yo Han already knew they were working together, he bugged the place and knew about everything already.
Among the many many kdramas I’ve seen about serial killers, this takes the cake for being just so darn crazy and over-the-top disgusting. I mean who would’ve thought there was a bench mark for crazy serial killers, apparently, there is and “Mouse” exceeds that.
I thought the conclusion to why the serial killer has been doing that was a beautiful reveal but still, kinda doesn’t make sense in the grand scheme of things. Usually, serial killers punish those who deem to be ‘terrible’ which is why in reality, there are many serial killers who target prostitutes but his skewed perception of what ‘bad’ is… was… just a bit too much for me to understand.
Assuming its Sung Yo Han who is killing all of these people, his reasoning is pretty darn annoying and difficult to take seriously. So he kills people for being too kind and loving… that is weird in my opinion as a motivation but I kinda understand why the screenwriter would go that way, its such a difficult thing for normal human beings to comprehend and this could well be the reason why the screenwriter made it that way.
“Mouse” Episode 6 recap and review
Here is where the mind-fuck comes into place.
There was nearly no breathing moment for us in this episode, “Mouse” Episode 6 was long but just the way I like it, I wanted to see the end of it. And OH MY GOD… JUNG BA REUM IS A PSYCHO!!! Y’all, I was wrong.
Before I get into it, as I said previously. The child actor playing the role of Jae Hoon was said to be playing the role of Jung Ba Reum in the official press release of the articles about the drama. This is why I said I was very confused as to why we were guessing what character he was playing since it was already out in the public.
Throughout the drama thus far, I thought they might’ve changed who Jae Hoon turns out to be and that the press release was wrong but I am now back to point zero and still confused.
I just wish the drama production team just didn’t mention anything about who the child actor was supposed to play so we won’t be in this mess right now.
Because ultimately, Jae Hoon is a psychopath and if he is who Jung Ba Reum grows up to be, then he is a psychopath too. Was this supposed to be what we’re guessing or not??? I am genuinely curious.
Some people seem to theorize that Sung Yo Han isn’t a serial killer, thus far, I stand by my previous judgment, he is a killer, but a serial killer? That I don’t know, but I do know that he killed the doctor and his friend for sure.
I was skeptical about who killed the grandma, and said that Jung Ba Reum could’ve scared him off and done it instead because he thought she was onto him. He could’ve easily confused Moo Chi and told him the killer was left-handed then got into a car accident to further eliminate himself from suspicion…
This remains a possibility but I could also be reading too much into it. However, its not far-fetched, because now we know he is a psychopath.
The issue is, with most of the serial killings, Jung Ba Reum was in situations where he couldn’t have been the serial killer, not unless there is a 3rd person we don’t know about…
I said before that Sung Yo Han was gonna get caught soon and I think he’s been caught, it could be that he died, but I don’t think it happened. There are 14 more episodes until this drama ends, so I don’t believe this is the full picture.
Some people are suggesting that Sung Yo Han and Jung Ba Reum were switched at birth or something since it appears that the mother knows things or is hiding things…. Others say, they’re half brothers and Sung Yo Han has been looking for Jung Ba Reum and he’s finally found him. He appears to have a grudge against him hence why he went to his house to finish him off but instead saw the girl…..
Sung Yo Han had run a DNA test and I think it has something to do with Jung Ba Reum.
No matter how much I think about it, I don’t think Sung Yo Han is the serial killer… it just seems too easy, plus, he is very sloppy and as I said was bound to be caught especially since he killed his friend, there was no way he could’ve escaped suspicion once he was under the police radar.
I am gonna come out and say it, I don’t know who has the child Kim Han Kook, but I suspect neither of them have the kid, its someone else.
I have another theory, I think Jung Ba Reum has multi personality disorder and that hit on the head woke up the other part of him, OR, he is trying extra hard to hide the ‘psycho’ side in him by being overly nice to people.
I find it difficult to believe that he was entirely acting everything with the help he dedicated to these people, he goes out of his way to be nice, even if he was lying, why would he burden himself further just to prove he’s a nice person? He’d be nice in front of people and that’s it, but why would he care enough to go out of his way this much?
Jung Ba Reum is definitely not normal but whether he is the true serial killer of this case or he’s just a bystander or an assistant, one thing is for sure, that kind act wasn’t all ‘acting’ in my opinion.
The sequence with Jung Ba Reum killing the bird could well be a dream of him since he’s bothered by the sound while he was sleeping, I had 5 of those birds and they’re hella annoying but super cute. This could well be a dream where he killed the bird in his mind, otherwise, how would he explain where the bird had gone? It seems to me to be counter-productive for him to kill the bird like that because he’s worked hard to cultivate the idea that he’s a nice person. This could well be another trick by the production team to make us suspect Jung Ba Reum even more.
I think there could be a 3rd person who is the mastermind behind all of this, I dont know, I am just throwing theories in hopes something lands.
So these are my thoughts on “Mouse” episode 5 and the mind-fuck that was “Mouse” episode 6, what about you guys? Who do you think is the serial killer?